"Blackjack Davey" as written by and Bob Dylan....
Blackjack Davey come a-riding on back
A-whistling loud and merry
Made the woods around him ring
And he charmed the heart of a lady
Charmed the heart of a lady

"How old are you, my pretty little miss
How old are you, my honey?"
She answered to him with a loving smile
"I'll be sixteen come Sunday
Be sixteen come Sunday"

"Come and go with me, my pretty little miss
Come and go with me, my honey
Take you where the grass grows green
You never will want for money
You never will want for money

"Pull off, pull off them high-heeled shoes
All made of Spanish leather
Get behind me on my horse
And we'll ride off together
We'll both go off together"

Well she pulled off them high-heeled shoes
Made of Spanish leather
Got behind him on his horse
And they rode off together
They both rode off together

At night the boss came home
Inquiring about his lady
The servant spoke before she thought
"She's been with Blackjack Davey
Rode off with Blackjack Davey"

"Well, saddle for me my coal-black stud
He's speedier than the gray
I rode all day and I'll ride all night
And I'll overtake my lady
I'll bring back my lady"

Well, he rode all night until the broad daylight
Until he came to a river raging
And there he spied his darling bride
In the arms of Blackjack Davey
Wrapped up with Blackjack Davey

"Pull off, pull off them long blue gloves
All made of the finest leather
Give to me your lily-white hand
And we'll go home together
We'll both go home together"

Well, she pulled off them long blue gloves
All made of the finest leather
Gave to him her lily-white hand
And said goodbye forever
Bid farewell forever

"Would you forsake your house and home
Would you forsake your baby
Would you forsake your husband too
To go with Blackjack Davey
Ride off with Blackjack Davey?"

"Well, I'll forsake my house and home
And I'll forsake my baby
I'll forsake my husband too
For the love of Blackjack Davey
Love my Blackjack Davey

Last night I slept in a feather bed
Between my husband and baby
Tonight I lay on the river banks
In the arms of Blackjack Davey
Love my Blackjack Davey"


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    General CommentI hear the one line as “speedier than the grave” (not gray).

    Not so impressive having one horse that’s faster than your other one...much moreso to have one that can outrun death itself!
    BoulderJon September 20, 2019   Link

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